Tag: magazine

D&H Tactical Magazines

D&H Tactical is a subsidiary of D&H Industries, which is a large metal products manufacturing company specializing in metal stamping, deep drawing and welding. As the name implies, D&H Tactical makes firearm related products. Particularly, they manufacture [Read More…]

A Briefer Overview of AK Magazine Patterns, from Forgotten Weapons

Back in September, TFB reader Brandon took us through the history and variations of Russian Kalashnikov magazine patterns in a two part article that’s well worth reading if you haven’t already. Having said that, if you don’t have the patience for [Read More…]

GUEST POST: A Brief History of the Kalashnikov Magazine Part 2: Synthetic Magazines

This is a the second part of a guest article from our reader Brandon covering the development of synthetic magazines for the AK-47 and AKM rifles. You can read the first part, on metallic magazines, at this link. Thanks, Brandon! Sometime around 1965-1968 Izhevsk [Read More…]

GUEST POST: A Brief History of the Kalashnikov Magazine Part 1: Metal Magazines

This is a guest article from our reader Brandon covering the development of metallic magazines for the AK-47 and AKM rifles. Thanks, Brandon! The venerable Kalashnikov rifle is easily one of the most important small arms in history. Love it or hate it, it’s one of the [Read More…]

Archangel Magazine

BREAKING: US Army Introduces New Enhanced Performance Magazine for M4/M16 Series Rifles

The US Army has taken one more step towards further improving the reliability of the controversial M16 and M4 series of rifles, according to a TACOM announcement. The Army is introducing a new pattern of magazine to supplant the older black, green, and tan follower [Read More…]

AR Mag Lock

Magpul Introduces 5.45mm-Compatible AK Magazine

Rumors of a new Magpul magazine for the AK-74 platform are confirmed: The company has just released the PMAG 30 AK74 MOE magazine, designed to hold 30 rounds of 5.45x39mm ammunition and compatible with all 5.45mm caliber AK rifles that take traditional AK-74 pattern [Read More…]

Terminology 101: Yes, it Does Matter (Even When You Comment)

Let’s talk about the importance of words, a little terminology 101. After all, you never know when you might learn something new – or find something worth passing on to a newbie (or even if it isn’t exactly new, it might serve as a gentle reminder of its [Read More…]

Butler Creek A17 magazine

TFB’s Rifle (And Subgun) Weight Omnibus – How Heavy is Your Rifle? (Part 1 of 3)

In October, I traveled out to see my co-writer Alex C. to collect data on the weights of different long guns and some of their components. Over that weekend, I weighed 58 rifles and submachine guns, and numerous magazines, bolts, bolt carriers, and other miscellaneous [Read More…]

Loading Supercut


To shoot guns, first you must load them. This video shows how to do that. Song: “A Thousand Burning Suns” by Reaktor Productions. Legally licensed use. Thanks to our sponsor Ventura Munitions. Without them TFBTV Would not be possible. And as always, we appreciate you subscribing to our [Read More…]

Fab Defense Smart Load

Ultimag Smart Load

Fab Defense is now selling an AR-15 magazine called the Ultimag Smart Load. These 30-round magazines use a built in loading system that is designed to reduce the amount of time it takes to fill each to capacity. Essentially, a shooter pulls down on a cable which [Read More…]

Taploader for Glock Pistols

I was looking into the ETA polymer glock magazines and saw them mention the Taploader. I looked it up and the Taploader is a modification for Glock slides and Glock magazines. The modification allows the slide to automatically close when you tap the magazine into the [Read More…]

Troy Battlemag Torture Test

Caleb Giddings of Gun Nuts Media did a torture test last year on a Troy Battlemag. I have seen some torture tests of Troy Battlemags but somehow missed this one. I thought it was rather impressive how much damage this magazine took and it still functioned. You [Read More…]

Hexmag HX30-AR Magazine

The HX30-AR is the first product from HexMag. This polymer AR-15 magazine is made in the USA and features a lightweight impact resistant design with an attractive non-slip hexagonal surface. What really separates it from the rest of the magazines out there is its HexID [Read More…]